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Scottsdale, Phoenix Travel Guide

Scottsdale Summary


  • Outdoors activities, just minutes from the city: hiking, biking, rock-climbing, and more
  • Exceptional golf courses
  • Superb spa resorts -- some of the best in the United States
  • Excellent locally-grown and organic fine dining restaurants
  • Top-notch shopping
  • Gorgeous desert landscapes
  • Kid-friendly Native American cultural activities
  • Non-stop sunshine (clear skies about 325 days a year)


What It's Like

Nestled in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, boulder formations and hefty cacti. It is best known as a luxurious resort destination, and with over 200 golf courses, this city is a golfer's dream come true. For those who are not inclined to golf, the city is surrounded by scenic hiking trails and gondolas that are home to hot-air balloons. The nightlife, shopping and dining are all hip, happening and high-class here. Whatever you choose to do in Scottsdale (and there's a lot to choose from), make sure to wear sunscreen -- the sun blazes 325 days a year!

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